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Old 09-16-2004, 11:52 AM   #1
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SuSE 9.1 PRO "install from hard disk"


Hi,
I would like to know the process of installing SuSE from "hard disk" or "iso installation". I tried it many a times, but it didnt succeed, it says that the directory does not contain the required images or somethin like this.
I have got the first CD burned and i want to install the remaining from iso's.
I have the 5 iso's in directory in a Fat32 drive. It's D: drive in windows. the folder is named 123.
Now, while installing SuSE, what do i have to tell it ?
I select the drive and when it asks for the folder name, i enter

123

thats it, and it does not detect it.
Should i enter
/123

or

/123/

or

\123

or

\123\

Has anybody succeded in doing so ? Or am i going the wrong way ?


Please help !
 
Old 09-16-2004, 04:13 PM   #2
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The first IDE drive is referred to as /dev/hda. The second partition of this drive will be /dev/hda2. If the partition is an extended partition, however, this same partition will be refered to as /dev/hda5. If your D:\ drive is a second slave drive on the first IDE interface, then it will be /dev/hdb1. If it is the master drive on the second IDE interface, then it will be /dev/hdc1.

If you can boot into the rescue mode of your startup disk, you can use the 'fdisk -l' command to list the partitions and their respective file system types.

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Old 09-16-2004, 10:41 PM   #3
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The "install from harddisk" option assumes that all the source files you need have been copied to and are available on the local hard drive. If you are installing from CD's, this option would not apply to you. If you've got the CD's, you would just do a regular Installation. -- J.W.
 
Old 09-17-2004, 12:43 AM   #4
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i said they ARE in a folder in d drive and its a fat32 drive !
but do i have to extract All the files from the iso's ?

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Old 09-17-2004, 04:35 PM   #5
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If the install program asked for the location of the .iso images, then no, it is expecting the the .iso files. However, you may need the first install disk's iso image on the same drive also.

It may be easiest simply to burn the images to disk.
 
Old 09-17-2004, 06:34 PM   #6
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hello i was wandering would this chap burn just the first cd as an iso and the rest of the cds as data or should he burn them all as iso images
 
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sorry thats assuming he was to install from cd and not his harddrive
 
Old 10-11-2004, 07:24 PM   #8
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I, too, ran into the same problem. J.W. was exactly right. When you choose to install from hard disk, it cannot be in ISO format. All the files need to be extracted into a folder, which is what I think you have done.

The correct syntax is : /[folder name]

So in your case it would be /123 and that should do it.

Not sure if you figured it out by now, but the posts here definitely helped me.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 11:29 PM   #9
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Ya thats right. I didn't extact the iso's in a directory!
Thanks guys!
 
  


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